Taxonomist

Location: San Bruno, CA 

Roles/Responsibilities
• Assist with taxonomy and categorization build-out efforts, including development, deployment, and maintenance
• Interact with internal stakeholders, including product managers and research specialists, to ensure that the taxonomies being built meet end-user needs
• Become a power user of our internally-developed tools to accelerate the development of our structured data efforts
• Serve as a proactive feedback loop to the research and product teams, improving internal taxonomical structures as well as the processes used to build and maintain our taxonomies

Desired Skills & Experience
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, structured thinker
• An abiding love for classification and interest in taxonomy, metadata and controlled vocabularies
• BS degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent experience with language-oriented, technical/scientific discipline
• Experience creating, implementing, and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, or similar structured data a huge plus
• Ability to work well with team members across multiple functions (engineering, research, product).
• Proficient in MS Excel, coupled with strong technical aptitude. Familiarity with relational databases, XML/XSLT and structured query languages a plus
• Strong teamwork, verbal, and written communication skills
• Experience with retail product data management
• Have a bias toward action and an eagerness to be part of a fun, hard-working team